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and the new fed forecast for the economy. and the stocks we're focused on this morning, blackberry getting an upgrade at morgan stanley and a note titled why it won't go down and it gets into the best buy bull camp, and calling it the best near-term idea in the sector. let's get straight to fedex. the package delivery company says it earned $1.23 a share in the fiscal third quarter and below wall street forecasts. fedex says the customers were choosing slower transit services. this does happen, of course, after a massive run in the transports. >> one of the things that amazes me about fedex is they keep missing and they get loved a few days later. missed and gets loved. it's still regarded as being a profit machine. they have this restructuring that people like very much. people feel it's only a matter of time before someone steps up to the more expensive freight. to me, my charitable trust owns ups. ups has the expectations lower. scott davis always says negative things. >> melissa hit the nail on the head. the stock had a big run and the two guys were going head to head over what was in
insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of the economy. consider that here in the united states. our banking system is roughly one-time the size of our economy. what we're waiting to see next are they going to get this through parliament and get it done? it is so controversial they're trying to find out different ways to make it less controversial. impose the tax on larger shareholders to a much greater degree. it was originally 9.9% and you go to 12%. if you didn't want to tax the small guys at all you'd have to go to 15% or 16%. this is the scene when the president walked into the palace headquarters. there were people there with no written on their hand and this says merkel stole our money. keep in mind, european union will still give them 10 billion euros and they were trying to come up to reduce the original size from 17 billion euros. the other thing to keep in mind, by taxing depositors they're taxing a lot of foreigners and a lot of russians who had kept their money. the thing is will the rest of europe, will small depositors across the rest of europ
of the economy that are not that strong and i don't know what the sequester will bring in the month of april. >> look, the data say things are better, and i think the fed will be under a lot of pressure because interest rates are headed higher. >> at some point the fed will have to acknowledge that -- and they have -- to your point, they changed the language a little bit. it's a moderate recovery and it's a strengthening recovery. words like that. >> right. >> at some point they're going to have to acknowledge what we all seem to know which is -- they're not great, but things are getting better. now will inflation pick up and that, of course, is the fed's number one mandate. will inflation pick up until we see jobs pick up because wage inflation comes with excess demand from workers. i don't know. that's the big trillion dollar question mark. >> commodity inflation whether it be corn or copper and the strong dollar will contain inflation that's going up a great deal. housing is stabilizing and not really in the numbers. i want to take issue with some of what you said. i think we all think th
in a big way, whether it is a game changer and what that means for the market and the economy and everything else. i know we'll be talking about it it at noon. >> we're going to get our last word. they can talk about it for just one second and not that long because we've only got a minute and we'll talk to henry blodget and curtis artledge. you asked a question about jc penn penney. maybe they can raise more cash, but they're running out of cash at this point. they don't have that much left. >> you have a final thought on either jc penney or more importantly, the markets? >> i think today's entire discussion has been about the early stages of confidence building and we get past these two gigantic minefields of fiscal cliff and sequester. we start to see m & a pickup and retail sales and they're willing to spend money because they're more scared about their job. we see capital expenditures and people starting to plan for them and sentiment, actually, when we talk about it i don't think there's that much complacency. people are still nervous. >> scott, it was great having you he
for off thor arity and a year later they're back and they're in the bond market and the economy seems to be turning around and it is the great lesson of being able to deal with tremendous adversity. irish people are much tougher than people realize all of the way back from 1847 when the british cut them off. >> take a look at colgate palmolive. you had mentioned the downgrade on valuation concerns and the stock is down 1%, but this tells an interesting tale of the markets as well where people are looking at best buy and bank of america for performance. they continue to pile into some of these stocks. >> take a look at the former cio of j.p. morgan making her way through the halls getting set to testify about the london rail losses. >> 50 interviews and 90,000 documents and essentially alleging today that the bank hid losses as far back as january 2012, and ignored multiple warnings and ignored metrics and that even jamie dimon withheld information temporarily regarding the whale loss. >> the conclusions of the committee do not read well. another reminder certainly, when you revisit th
of the economy more than most and was gratified proctor cooled yesterday, k kimberley cooled. >> there is the sentiment, some anxiety things have been quiet, almost tranquil in a way. >> it's a western? the man who shot liberty prokt sfer. >> invariably something always comes. i don't know whether it will be. geopolitical as we worry or wonder or watch things in iran or north korea. i know. i'm just -- >> 1996. it was pretty darn good for a while. wasn't until the asian contagion, nine months later. >> then we got long term capital, then the fed lowered rates by 50 basis rates. off to the races like never before, ever. that being said, this is 20 13. not 1996. >> we're doing stress testing on banks like we weren't doing back then. we'll get more results tonight. >> we don't have the internet just beginning to blossom. >> no, but we do have situations where -- i'm reading about the elephant in the room which is the galaxy. suddenly they've got a keyboard -- i've been trying to get that keyboard. it does not get me wrong every single time. it remembers what i've got, what i wan
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